Charity Marathon Cruise – we’re looking for sponsorship….
People often run marathons in order to raise funds for their favourite good causes – well, lacking the drive and physique to run we’ve decided to do a marathon cruise instead!
The BCN marathon challenge is a boat ‘race’ in which narrowboats compete to cruise round as much the BCN as possible in 24 hours. It’s a real challenge as there are around 100 miles of canal in Birmingham and around 120 locks – you have to choose your route carefully to make the best of the points available. Points are awarded per mile and per lock and extra points are awarded for cruising less well-known parts of the canal system and for answering the ‘treasure hunt’ style questions along the way. If the organisers suspect that you’ve broken the canal’s speed limit of 4mph then you’re out – It’s possibly the only marathon where you can be disqualified for going too fast!
I won’t pretend that we’re going to win – there are some very competitive crews out there – but our target is somewhat ambitious, we want to cruise 44 miles and get through 78 locks – with the help of some experienced crew from nb Matilda Rose and nb Greyhound.
We want to dedicate our Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) Marathon Challenge to our favourite good cause – Greyhoundhomer! This is a small charity where all the money raised goes to the care and rehoming of retired racing greyhounds – any money we can raise will make an immense difference to them.
We are looking for sponsors for our BCN Marathon Challenge cruise. You can sponsor us per mile, per lock or choose an amount you’d like to donate – just click the “sponsor me now” button below and it’ll take you to our sponsorship page. On behalf of all the hounds waiting for their ‘forever sofas’ – THANK YOU!